CASHOTA Monuments, applies to Amateur Radio operations made from a monument type structure, either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage, or simply as an example of historic architecture (as defined by Wikipedia). They will be identified by a three part reference number: - Two letters for Country of Origin: i.e.: G for England, GW for wales, GM for Scotland, GD for Isle Of Man, GJ for Jersey, GU for Guernsey and GI for Northern Ireland, - and a numbered code for the activation order : 001, 002, 003, 004 etc.
A request for an official reference number should be made at least 2 days before the intended activity; request should be addressed to the Monument Representative either by online form, e-mail or by post with one SAE. Any Location not previously listed will be accepted by CASHOTA Monuments on providing the exact geographical position, with at least one picture if possible - see activation form.
Amateur Radio Operation must take place 500m from the Monument location or within the locator square and deemed safe with permission authorised by owners or Trusts. To be validated by CASHOTA Monuments, a minimum of 10 contacts in HF or 5 contacts in VHF or UHF should be made within one single operation period. A copy of the log-book (on paper or electronic format) should be submitted to CASHOTA monuments within the following two months after the activity.
During the Amateur Radio Operation, in addition to the exchanged reports, it is strongly recommended to give not only a brief description of the used radio equipment but also to give some information concerning the origin and the history of the location. In participating in such operation, Hams commit themselves to answer within six months maximum to any QSL demand, either directly or via the bureau.
The award is available either in CW, phone or digi modes on all HF bands (from 10 to 160m) or in VHF - UHF bands (6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm). Any contacts made by repeaters, satellites, IRLP, ECHOLINK or mobile phone will not be accepted.
Any award application should be accompanied by log extracts containing the following information; reference number, call sign of the Amateur Radio Station, date/time, RST, frequency and mode. QSL cards must be available to controllers on request.
Award may also be applied for by SWL's under the same conditions as those applicable to the Licensed Amateur Radio Operators.
All applications for the CASHOTA Monuments award must be addressed to the Monuments Representative, or to firstname.lastname@example.org (CASHOTA is the controlling affiliate).
The award fee is 5 Pounds Sterling or 10 Euro. This to cover printing and postage. This amount will be revised on a yearly basis.
CASHOTA Monuments reserves the right to modify subject rules, taking into account that validations for previous expeditions will remain.